• Poll: Colorado Springs voters support tax increase for road improvements

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Voters should be asked for a sales tax increase to pay for road fixes, and city employees will make "significant sacrifices" to provide $8 million toward stormwater improvements, Mayor John Suthers said Thursday. Armed with a new poll showing voter support for two initiatives,...

  • Western Conservative Summit bringing GOP presidential hopefuls to Colorado

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    Seven of the GOP's 15 presidential hopefuls will be in Denver on Friday for the Western Conservative Summit, and each will share leadership plans with thousands of potential delegates. This is the sixth year of the three-day summit and arguably the biggest with about 4,000 delegates...

  • Tom Tancredo interview last straw for Colorado radio station, say upset conservative talk-show hosts

    By Lynn Bartels, The Denver Post
    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Three conservative talk-radio hosts resigned from KLZ 560 AM as a protest over “journalistic integrity and control of the content of their shows,” including what they said was an order that former Congressman Tom Tancredo could not be a guest. All three members of the “Liberty...

  • Colorado Springs council ignores Collins' request, sends ethics case to hearing officer

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    An infuriated Councilwoman Helen Collins accused her colleagues Tuesday of "pre-planning" their 7-1 vote to appoint a hearing officer in her ethics case, against her wishes. Collins had asked for the full City Council to hear her case, saying a city-appointed hearing officer would be...

  • El Paso-Teller judge bypassed again as Gov. Hickenlooper makes Colorado Supreme Court appointment

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    Colorado Appeals Court Judge Richard L. Gabriel was named the newest member of the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday by Gov. John Hickenlooper, filling the vacancy that will be created when Justice Gregory J. Hobbs Jr. retires in September. Gabriel, a registered Democrat, was one of...

  • Federal agencies are wide open to hackers, cyberspies

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Passwords written down on desks. Outdated anti-virus software. "Perceived ineptitude" in information technology departments. The federal government, which holds secrets and sensitive information ranging from nuclear blueprints to the tax returns of hundreds of millions...

  • Colorado GOP says lawyer spoke with prosecutors over scandal

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    DENVER — A Colorado Republican Party spokesman said Tuesday that party lawyers have talked with prosecutors about allegations that several leading Republicans tried to blackmail the chairman of the state GOP into resigning. Steve House, head of the state Republican Party, has said...

  • Report: PERA misses short-term target, but long-term outlook stays sunny

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Colorado's public employee pension missed its target this year for investment returns, according to the annual financial report released Tuesday, but officials with the Public Employees' Retirement Association say the long-term picture is still bright. The 2014 return on investment...

  • New U.S. Olympic Museum plans in Colorado Springs shown to City Council

    By KKTV
    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    Organizers released the latest plans for the United States Olympic Museum to City Council on Monday. The museum will be built near Vermijo Street and Sierra Madre in downtown Colorado Springs. Richard Celeste, president of the U.S. Olympic Museum board, gave the presentation Monday...

  • City: Constitutional rights trump safety concerns at Colorado Springs events

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    If an agitated man with a high-capacity 9 mm pistol and 75 rounds bursts into this Sunday's Tejon Street Bike Fest, as he did two years ago, festival organizer Jim Wear would like to escort him out. Ditto with white supremacists, gang members and anti-abortion activists carrying...

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